Mile High Behavioral Health

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

8801 E Hampden Ave

Suite #108

Denver, CO

80231

To contact us:

Phone: (303) 960-6249

Fax: (303) 537-6923

E-mail: mhbh@mhbhonline.com

What is Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)?

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a research supported treatment that focuses on patterns of thinking that are maladaptive and the beliefs that underlie such thinking.† CBT is a form of psychotherapy that emphasizes the role of how we think in how feel and what we do. CBT focuses on treating problems by challenging distorted cognitions and changing destructive patterns of behavior and overcoming emotional responses.

What is Stress Inoculation?

Stress inoculation therapy is a method to help prepare people themselves to handle stressful events successfully. In this method the person is educated about stress and stressful situations, the negative outcomes of stress, and tools they can use to avoid the negative outcome.

What is Stress Management?

Stress is a reaction to a stimulus that interrupts or disturbs the physical or mental equilibrium of a person. Stress management techniques give you tools to help change your reaction to stressors in the world.

What is Cognitive Restructuring?

Cognitive restructuring is a process of reframing how to think. The process replaces distorted thoughts with thoughts that are more rational, realistic, and positive. This replacement is done through evaluating thoughts or beliefs for their accuracy using logic.

What is Exposure Therapy or Systematic Desensitization?

Exposure Therapy is a technique that helps a person face and gain control of their fear and distress. This technique gradually exposes patients to situations, objects, people and memories that either frightens or distresses them.† Systematic Desensitization is a technique used to eliminate phobias, anxieties, and other extreme fears. This technique helps people to become relaxed with any of their anxiety producing situations.

What is Relaxation?

Relaxation techniques are tools to help a person cope with stress. This technique generally entails refocusing attention, increasing body awareness, and exercises to connect the body and mind together.

What is Social Skills Training (Assertiveness Skills Training, Communication Training, Self-Management Planning)?

Social skills training helps people improve their social skills so they can determine how to act appropriately in the company of other people in a variety of different situations.† Another goal of social skills training is improving a personís ability to function in everyday social situations.

What is Anger Management?

Anger management is a technique to help a person acquire skills to recognize signs that they are becoming angry. It also helps teach skills to deal with a situation in a positive way.